Obama’s legacy: 107 million government dependents and rising

Aug. 9, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today released the following statement responding to research from Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Jeff Sessions (R-AL) showing that more than 107 million Americans are on some form of means-tested government welfare:

“Obama’s legacy is an America that is less well off, more impoverished, and increasingly dependent on a government that has dwindling resources and a $16 trillion debt that is too big to be repaid. He will go down in history as the president that put us back on welfare.

“Since Obama has taken office, eligibility for Medicaid, food stamps, the earned income tax credit, the making work pay tax credit, and unemployment benefits have increased by millions—until today when there are more than 107 million Americans dependent on the government for sustenance. That is an increase of roughly 10 million in less than four years.

“To add insult to injury, Obama then unilaterally dismantled the work requirements that were the heart of the 1990’s welfare reform via an arbitrary executive order. This is a man who wants Americans to be dependent on government. What a disgrace.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at rrast@getliberty.org to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.